I have been blessed in my life to have 10 amazingingly beautful, sisters. 4 of which are my sisters I grew up with and 6 who are sisters by marriage. Either way, I love having sisters, and I love being a sister! Sisters have a bond that can not be forged. We are tight and we stick together. Seriously don't mess with sisters, especially MY sisters. You are putting your life on the line if you do. I'm just sayin...
I don't see my sisters NEAR as often as I would like. But let me just tell you, when we are together, watch out!!! As Mari says, "I think our maturity levels go down when we are together." Yes ma'am I believe you are right. We do some of the funniest (and stupidest) things when we are together. I laugh so hard I...well nevermind, but my sisters know what I mean, even James knows, but he's kind of like a sister. Love you James. :)
My sisters can make me do things I didn't think I could or would ever do, (actually James can get me to do things I NEVER thought I would do, James are you sure you aren't my sister?) we laugh with each other and at each other, we call each other when we need a shoulder to cry on, or just need to talk. They are honest with me when I ask them if I look ok, or if I need an opinion about an outfit or things of that nature (husbands aren't allowed to give honest opinions in that department, that's why God made sisters!)
I can't imagine my life with out my 10 sisters (and James). Each one of my sisters is beautiful and has been such an inspiration and example to me. I have learned so much from each one. I am thankful for each of you and hope you know how much I love you. The Lord has truly blessed me by allowing me to have 10 awesome sisters to love and that love me, even when I am a turd.
And James, I know you aren't my sister, obviously, but you are there just as much as they are. You are an amazing brother that would do anything for his sisters! I love you too brother!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I am so excited for this holiday season. I can't wait to get started with gift wrapping, parties, cooking delicious sweets, gift giving, family, friends, gift buying, the hustle and bustle, the lights, the music, and so much more. But what I am most excited for is the spirit that Christmas brings the whole month long. I love that everyday I think of my Savior and his humble birth.
December also brings a bucket full of emotions for me. I remember several years ago feeling the spirit so strong that I wasn't interested in the gifts, and the parties and all the normal Christmas activities. The spirit enveloped me and my family, and taught me that the most important thing I could ever have or want is my family. I remember praying that what I was feeling would never leave me. Every year as December approaches I begin to have anxiety attacks, dreams brought on by fear, and I break into to tears just a little bit easier than normal because I want so badly to feel that feeling I had 11 years ago. I lost so much that year, but also gained more than I could have imagined. I lost my brother to cancer, something I could not bare to go through again, but I gained such a testimony of my Heavenly Father, my Savior, and the atonement, that I wouldn't change the events of December 1999 if I were given the chance. The love I felt, the spirit I felt, and the peace I felt can never be described. Don't get me wrong, if I could have Jared here I would, but that wasn't the Lord's plan for him, and I am thankful that the Lord was able to teach me through Jared's death. I cherish that more than any gift I have ever been given.
Over the year's I have learned to enjoy the traditional Christmas activities again, but never without the memory that brought me so close to my Heavenly Father, and my family!
I hope that everyone has the most wonderful Christmas. I pray that it will bring peace, joy and love to each of you! Merry Christmas!!!
Posted by Schiess family at 8:33 AM